A Viking We Will Go

Today, our chill day, we’ve been learning Viking lore. All Vikings were Norsemen but not all Norsemen were Vikings. The majority of Norsemen were peaceful farmers. Actually The word “Viking” is a verb meaning to adventure, plunder and make-way for the peaceful settlers. And Vikings were vain…they dyed their hair with lye, which also got … Continue reading A Viking We Will Go


When Mr. Al and I begin an adventure, we like to pick a word as the armature for our mindset. Meaning…what do we want to focus on, what do we want to experience, how do we want to feel each day. For several adventures, the word(s) was “Easy Peasy.” On this adventure, we wanted to … Continue reading Delighted

Beyond Words

To experience the eclipse, Mr. Al and I journeyed to Bend, Oregon which is about an hour south of the Totality Zone. There, we met up with dear friends and settled into some serious playtime. The day before the eclipse, we went white water rafting down the Deschutes River. It’s been years since I’ve done … Continue reading Beyond Words

Full Disclosure

I’m reading a book right now where the main character tells you what’s happening and then pauses and says, “Okay, full disclosure,” and then launches into what’s really happening–the non-sugar coated version. It’s pretty funny…lots of grins and chuckles.  And so…full disclosure…not much is going on in my world at the moment…other than a lot … Continue reading Full Disclosure